Speaking of which, the once and future Green candidate did not show up at the PS comment threads to give his take on it. Quel dommage!
If you’ve ever spent a day or two in New York City, you know how illogical it is to imagine you could live there on the same salary that could support you in northern New York or western New York or anywhere else in New York.
It can take a good chunk of a day’s salary just to get from one side of the city to the other. Renting a closet-sized apartment can cost you half a month’s salary or more.
So setting the minimum wage at the same level for New York City and other regions of the state, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to do — at $15 an hour, eventually — makes no sense.
Thanks for the Common Sense proposal, Carrie. And if you took some wind out of Funiciello's sails, I and Mike Derrick, thank you. Who knows? Maybe she plays 3-dimensional chess as well as Grandmaster of the game, Barrack Obama.